AT&T to acquire Alltel rural wireless assets

first_imgHome AT&T to acquire Alltel rural wireless assets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 JAN 2013 Previous ArticleTelstra takes on OTT challenge with new Platforms unitNext ArticleEE revises UK LTE pricing for second time Tim Ferguson AT&T, Dell team on edge automation Author Tags Related Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more AT&T establishes security unit after AlienVault buy Unreal Mobile strikes MVNO deal with AT&T AT&T has agreed to buy wireless spectrum and assets from retail wireless operator Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN) for $780 million.The wireless properties include licences, network assets, retail stores and around 585,000 subscribers. AT&T will acquire spectrum in the 700MHz, 850MHz and 1.9GHz bands to complement its existing network.ATN operates under the Alltel brand and its CDMA network covers around 4.6 million people in mainly rural areas across Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, North and South Carolina and Ohio.AT&T will convert and upgrade the network and expects ATN and AT&T customer roaming in these areas to enjoy improved mobile internet service once this has been completed.The transaction is subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission, Department of Justice and other customary closing conditions. The deal is expected to be concluded in the second half of the year. AlltelAT&TAtlantic Tele-NetworkFinanciallast_img

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